Los Angeles, California
Born to a mother and father from the Deep South, who followed the Great Black Migration west seeking better opportunities, Sam’s talents were given the chance to flourish. Encouraged by his parents to express his creative abilities, he continued developing his skills throughout high school where he earned a Fine Arts scholarship.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Creative House Studio / April 2018
“Seeing Jazz” solo exhibition
Art Basel Miami / December 2017
More than 250 galleries from around the globe presented works from the masters and emerging artists.
El Tranquilo Gallery / 2016
Horton Gallery / 2013
William Grant Stills / 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013
Hipster Sanctuary / August 2018
The Jazz Cat Brunch (KCRW 89.9FM) / August 2017
The Art Dialogues / January 2017
L.A. County Museum of Contemporary Art / 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Designed jazz series t-shirts
African-American History Inspired Art
From the blues and jazz roots to modern rock, Pace’s artwork spans decades of musical history
It was in the late 1980s, while living in Europe, when I began creating artworks using Jazz and Blues music as the subject matter.
My artworks, which are principally paintings, reflect the moods and sounds of the music that I hear. They are my way of blending jazz and blues music into my interpretation of a visual narrative.
I work in several mediums ranging from acrylic on canvas, to collage, wood and discarded recyclable objects.